Since 1977, Blyth Academy has offered highly personalized education by faculty and staff who are passionate and creative teachers. Today, we are Canada’s largest private school by enrollment. At our core is a welcoming community that encourages academic excellence and celebrates achievement in and out of the classroom.
Our Unique Model
Delivers remarkable results
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 8 STUDENTS
FOUR TERMS, 2 SUBJECTS IN EACH HIGH SCHOOL TERM
CREATIVE, CARING TEACHERS
The Blyth Academy experience is significantly different from other schools.
FOURTEEN CAMPUSES ACROSS ONTARIO
Full-time and online program beginning in elementary in Grade 6 through to Grade 12).
Most of our schools offer a comprehensive full-time program beginning in elementary in Grade 6 through to Grade 12. We also provide semi-private, private, summer, and night school classes.
Blyth students can delve more deeply into their subjects and manage their academic workload more effectively. Our classes are longer to provide time to review lessons and assignments in-depth and to get individual attention in each class on every day of the school year.
Another defining difference is that homework assignments are more evenly balanced, so students can avoid ‘crisis points’ where they have work due in many courses all at once.
THE FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM: GRADES 9 AND 10
Unique to Blyth Academy is our Grade 9 and 10 Foundations Program combining Learning Skills and Leadership courses with a Life Skills component. This program aims to introduce our students to important life skills at an early age and provide them with a well-rounded education. It includes a period every day for hands-on learning of topics such as Financial Literacy, First Aid/ CPR, Nutrition / Cooking, Mind / Body Balance and Health, among others. Blyth will invite community leaders and experts in these fields to attend our schools and share their knowledge with our students.
By combining the course materials in learning strategies (Grade 9) and leadership skills (Grade 10), learning is integrated and enriched, allowing our students an unparalleled understanding of the subjects studied.
UNIVERSITY PREPARATION: GRADES 11 AND 12
Before the important and challenging transition from high school to post-secondary, Blyth helps students thrive academically and learn the life skills necessary to succeed in the next phase of their education. Critical thinking, opinion development, interpreting information, problem solving and time management are some of the crucially important skills Blyth teaches students alongside their regular classes. Most importantly, our students take ownership of their education in a way that best prepares.
10 WAYS We Give Your Child a Lasting Advantage
1. UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE GUIDANCE FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS
98% of Blyth students are accepted into post-secondary programs
95% are accepted into their program of choice
40% receive bursaries or scholarships
2. SMALL CLASSES DRIVE BIG REWARDS
Every student is in the front row
3. INDIVIDUATED TEACHING & PERSONALIZED LEARNING
Curriculum tailored to each student’s needs and learning style
Accommodation of IEPs
High level of engagement and participation
4. FOR EVERY STUDENT, A SCHOOL
14 schools to choose from, urban to waterfront campuses
Students can join Blyth Academy at 4 standard entry points during the year
Mid-semester transfers also available
Summer, evening and Saturday courses are also available to allow students to work ahead
5. STRONG LINKS TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Students learn to be community-aware and involved.
Students build deeper relationships with their neighbourhoods and the world.
6. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CREATES A RICHER LIFE
Learning by experience creates deeper involvement in course. Curiosity and active interest bring the classroom to life
Teachers with experience outside the classroom help broaden students’ perspectives
Courses developed with institutions like the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Art Gallery of Ontario offer richer, immersive learning
7. SPORTS & INTEGRATED ATHLETICS
Customizable learning plans accommodate rigorous training schedules
Integrated learning is personalized to the student and their sport or activity
Partnerships with several leading athletic programs (Conacher Athletics, OHL teams, the London Knights, and, the Barrie Colts, the Canadian International Hockey Academy, and more)
8. ACCESSIBLE STAFF & ADMINISTRATORS
Our first priority is each student’s success and happiness
Hands-on help managing the university selection and application process
Guidance counsellors provide career advice, academic help and personal growth assistance
Principals have an open-door policy for free dialogue between students, parents and administration
9. TIMELINE OPTIONS & FAST-TRACKING
Summer, evening and Saturday courses are available to work ahead and graduate early
Some Grade 12 students may only need 6 credits, so they can finish in April and have more time to prepare for university
10. TIME & WELLNESS MANAGEMENT
Students have only 2 courses per semester
Less-concentrated “crunch” times during semesters
Students produce their best work with concentrated focus in fewer areas